Northwestern Queens: Astoria

Ravenswood Houses is a low-income New York City Housing Authority development located in Long Island City. The complex opened in 1951 and is bordered by 12th and 24th Streets, and 34th and 36th Aves. Ravenswood consists of 31 buildings, 2,167 apartments which houses an estimated 4,150 people.

Pictured is the Ravensview Pharmacy located on 21st Street. Ravensview has been managed and owned by Norman Sakolsky for over 27 years.

On April 2015 Ravenswood Houses was allocated $4 million dollars to replace their lighting system.

The History section is in collaboration with Steve Vazquez of Queenscapes.